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Rock Bottom

Polruan, Cornwall
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Private and romantic bolt-hole right on the water front of Polruan
  • Stunning views direct from the property
  • Direct access to the beach at very low tide
  • With easy access to Fowey with the passenger Ferry
  • Four mile walk to neighbouring Bodinnick over the hills
  • Within walking distance of village amenities
Property code: PC050

A quintessential romantic bolt hole, positioned right down on the water’s edge via traditional slate steps, all 67 of them. Perfect for two people to share and take in the beautiful setting.

This private property has direct access to the beach at low tide via its own private steps, where you can listen to the soothing sound of the sea. Polruan is an ancient fishing village famous for its boat building heritage. Perfectly positioned on the Fowey river estuary, which is a thriving centre for fishing, seafaring, shipbuilding and agriculture. There are two village pubs, a café and village shop and a passenger ferry that will take you across to Fowey. Further afield there are plenty of places to visit and things to do, why not visit the tall ships at Charlestown, take the brewery tour in St Austell or visit the Eden project and/or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Also for those interested in stately homes why not visit Lanhydrock in Bodmin.

Enter in the porch, the ideal place to leave your coats and muddy boots. Three steps down from this leads you to the kitchen area. Which is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and washing machine. Completing the ground floor is a shower room with WC, heading up the stairs to the second floor is the bedroom/lounge area. The bedroom has a king-size bed, DAB radio and stunning views over the river. Up a couple of steps is the lounge are with two chairs and a TV/DVD. By  far this room’s main feature is the views from all areas. Please note there is a curtain that can separate the lounge area and the bedroom area.

Heading outside there is a small private terrace area overlooking the river with table and chairs, allowing you to take breakfast, a glass of wine or a romantic dinner taking in the river view with just the lapping of the tide to lull you into instant relaxation mode. Please take care on the steps when wet, as they can become slippery. Parking is available in a nearby pay and display car park.

  • 1 Bedroom – king-size 
  • 1 shower room 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine 
  • Electric and night storage heaters included 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Pay and display parking nearby
  • Regret no pets
  • On the beach, shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD
  • Please note the property is accessed via a number of steps, there are 67 steps in total.
  • Polruan is a quaint little village situated on a very steep hill, so access to some parts of the village can be challenging.
  • Many of the amenities, ferries and cottages in Polruan are accessed via steps some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets that are not suitable for cars.
  • The property does allow access to the water only for neighbouring properties
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Beth Horswill

This property is personally managed by Beth.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christoph 30th April 2022

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Very cozy, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Amazing view of the harbor and comfortable bed. kitchen is well equipped.

Reviewed by Debbie 9th April 2022

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Sweet, cozy fishers mans cottage right on the harbour. Be prepared for steep stairs and luggage drop off so pack light! Parking available up the hill for a weekly fee as no parking at the cottage (30 wk). Cottage needs some love but the owners are aware and have it on their list to do. Car or foot ferry over to Fowey daily but in earlier months stoRead moreps at 7pm so a choice of 2 pubs. Fab bakers down the road for fresh bread and a convenience store next door so handy for the forgotten bits. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 19th February 2022

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Lovely site with good access to village, pubs and ferry. Some essentials such as towels, washing up liquid and hand soap provided but washing up cloths and scourers not. No breadbin and no easy place to sit and eat.

Reviewed by Mark 22nd January 2022

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Very nice to stay, it is defiantly hard work going up and down steps then on to car park. I think the review should mention it is a steep walk to car park as well, also that you can buy a ticket for week for the car that helps. Very cosy stay

Reviewed by Teresa 20th November 2021

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Delightful cottage with stunning views once you have made it down all the steps. We loved it so much two years ago we just had to come back. Polruan is lovely with two pubs and a shop, and Fowey is easily accessible by a fabulous water taxi ride.

Reviewed by David 23rd October 2021

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Fantastic Cottage! Warm and Cosy Amazing views over the estuary to Fowey !

Reviewed by Jayne 16th October 2021

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Loved the location right on the water - we never closed the blinds the whole time we were there!

Reviewed by Joanna 11th October 2021

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Perfect location! Gorgeous little cottage right on the water in Polruan. Comfy bed, quiet nights, fast WiFi, everything you need. Thank you!

Reviewed by Richard 2nd October 2021

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Beautiful cottage containing all that is needed for a comfortable stay. Cosy bed with quality bedding, magic views over the estuary. Steps to the property could be a challenge for some. This cottage is all about the views.

Reviewed by Alison 25th September 2021

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The property is in a lovely location overlooking the sea. The bed was really comfortable and we love the numerous walks from the property. However, the property was filthy and definitely not cleaned in line with Covid standards: soiled areas to the bathroom, thick dust around the kitchen window and other woodwork, splash marks everywhere, mildew stRead moreaining, soiled marked carpets. We did register these issues with holiday cottages so hopefully they have been rectified. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 4th September 2021

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Lovely location, great views of the Fowey estuary. Steps can be a problem with luggage and car park is at the top of the hill. Leave the car in the park and use the foot ferry to Fowey.

Reviewed by Pam 28th August 2021

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We loved our week at Rock Bottom. Our only tiny issue was that because it was a tiny space, there was a sofa/ bed which was only comfy for someone with long legs- we would have preferred a different style. We had a wonderful week, thank you.

Reviewed by Donna 14th August 2021

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I only stayed 2 days. The steps and distance from the car park put a blight on my enjoyment of this property which was lovely. As an older lady on my own it was not a good experience.

Reviewed by Carlton 31st July 2021

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Lovely views to outside interior did not match very dated.

Reviewed by Pete 10th July 2021

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The location was superb giving beautiful views of the estuary, however the steps down to the cottage are quite an issue, not for the feint hearted or elderly!

Reviewed by Peter 3rd July 2021

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Quite a steep walk, needs a refresh in a few places. Views amazing.

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd May 2021

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Fantastic views of the river from every window.

Reviewed by Quentin 17th October 2020

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A truly wonderful location, and in a lovely unspoilt village with baker, village store and pubs. The cottage was warm and comfortable with fabulous views across the estuary to Fowey.

Reviewed by Howard 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Allen 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Jason 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th August 2020

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Excellent location for the fit !

Reviewed by M A 8th August 2020

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Rock Bottom is a lovely little spot, close to the water, with fabulous views.

Reviewed by David 1st August 2020

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Very pretty setting and a cute accommodation just perfect for two.

Reviewed by David 18th July 2020

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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